SEATTLE, Washington – Considered as one of the top IP strategists in the country, Dr. Connie Wan, CEO of Seattle Gummy Company, has been elected to serve as President of theWashington State Patent law Association (WSPLA), the leading organization of IP law in Washington State,
WSPLA (https://wspla.org)is the largest and the oldest IP law organization in Washington. Its membership includes patent attorneys, agents and other patent professionals practicing in the State. The organization was established to serve as a forum for patent and other intellectual property (IP) law issues and as a valuable resource for patent attorneys, agents, educators, students, and IP owners. Through the activities of its Board of Directors and its various Committees, WSPLA serves toadvance the understanding of IP laws among professionals and public in general; to stimulate thought interchange among its members; to aid in the improvements in the IP law; and to advance the best interests of the public which this association serves.
Dr. Wan is the founder and CEO of Seattle Gummy Company (SGC). Before founding SGC, Dr. Wan served as the Chief IP and Technology Officer for Benemilk, a joint venture by the Raisio Group and Intellectual Ventures (IV), the biggest patent focused private equity fund in the world. Before joining Benemilk, Dr. Wan led IV’s invention and IP capital investment from assets creation, evaluation and acquisition, IP strategy and management, technology startup, partnership and joint venture formation, to technology licensing and commercialization. Dr. Wan is highly skilled in packing technology into protectable IP assets for both IP defensive and offensive purposes. She is responsible for building core IP assets and strategies for many IV spin-off companies as well as IV portfolio companies.
Diversely experienced in scientific, business and legal fields, Dr. Wan researched novel therapeutics in both academic and industrial labs as a scientist, advised clients from blue-chip pharmaceutical companies to biotech startups as an IP attorney in private practice, and have previously co-founded several companies as a serial entrepreneur. Dr. Wan was first elected to serve on the WSPLA board in 2010 and has been intimately involved with IP policy related activities in the organization ever since. “I am very honored to be elected to lead the largest IP law organization in the Washington State,” said Dr. Wan, “my goal is to shepherd the organization into next level of public involvement and increase the IP professional’s interaction with both business and inventor communities in the state.”
About SGC:SGC is an R&D focused developer of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical gummy products. The company specializes in formulating Functional Gummy® products combining the wealth of the in-house knowledge in pharmaceutics, chemistry, western medicine and herbal medicine. The company provides performance gummies® inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine including MOCCA SHOTS™, ENERGON QUBE™, FUNTIONAL FRUIT®, and SEATTLE BEAUTY®.